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Internal Control Officer

The Role of the Internal Control Officer

The Internal Control Program provides for a formal process of evaluating the effectiveness of our major functional areas and systems as well as their control mechanisms. Where gaps or non-effective controls exist, they are identified and addressed within a reasonable time frame. The Internal Control Officer (ICO) at Purchase College is responsible for the administration of our Internal Control Program.

The role of the ICO consists of the following:

  • Coordinating internal control activities with management and staff
  • Ensuring compliance with the NY State Internal Control Act
  • Providing education and training on Internal Controls to all staff
  • Evaluating the adequacy of internal controls over key areas of operation through risk assessments and internal control reviews
  • Managing the Purchase College Fraud Hotline (914-251-6060 or

Questions or Concerns…

We are all responsible for creating and maintaining a strong, effective control environment and a culture of risk awareness. This includes asking questions if you’re not sure what to do and raising concerns if you see something you don’t think is right. Timely communication of your question or concern can prevent something small from becoming more problematic. Please raise your question or concern to one of the following:

SUNY Purchase Internal Control Program Brochure 2023~2024